Alzheimer's is the most common form dementia and we support them with a dedicated team of care professional almost half a million in the UK alone suffer from Alzheimer’s. We provide direct attention and support required by the individuals both mentally and physically. We ensure we provide continuity in care as this helps the service user to build a relationship with the carer which is utmost responsibility we do this at all times. If the carer should fall ill or any other circumstances we guarantee to provide you with cover as you can be rest assured we will never let you down. The fundamental benefits of care at home will grant the patient and family continuity, giving the home a familiarity and routine that will remain as Alzheimer's symptoms progress.
What we can provide
Our care professionals provide guidance, support and constant care for Alzheimer's patients giving you peace of mind; knowing that your loved one is having direct care and attention in their own home. Here are some of the more typical symptoms for Alzheimer's disease from the Alzheimer’s association:
*Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g.,reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's typical? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
*Confusion with time or place. People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.
*Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining colour or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not recognize their own reaction. What's typical? Vision changes related to cataracts
*Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. What's typical? Making a bad decision once in a while.
Alzheimer's Care at Home
It is important for those suffering with Alzheimer's to be able to stay in their own home. By moving a patient into unfamiliar surroundings and altering long standing routine you are only increasing stress, confusion and discomfort. There really is no place like home and by choosing one of our live-in carers your loved one will be in a place filled with memories, surrounded by personal treasures, photographs and a comforting routine.
Peace of Mind for the Family
We understand that it is a hard decision to entrust a stranger to care and support your loved one however, this will benefit you all as no drastic changes will be made to upset normality. It is very important to take an active role and contribute all you can to the care plan so that it suits your needs as well as the patients'. It is also important to try and gain some knowledge of Alzheimer's symptoms, this is after all caused by the change of chemistry and structure to the brain resulting in progressive degeneration. By understanding this and asking all unanswered questions you will be able to work alongside your carer with a clear mind, enjoying your time with your loved one